Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press: Pranayama Typhoon Soft Parts Wing Flap Fin

17. September 2022 - 29. January 2023 Dortmunder U, Level 3

The exhibition title combines the word “Pranayama” – an ancient breathing technique – with the word “Typhoon”, an overwhelming and increasingly frequent natural phenomenon which is also the name of a state-of-the-art fighter plane. In this solo exhibition, British artist Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press (b. 1966) presents, among other works, the video Pranayama Organ (2021), which features two full-scale inflatable military decoy aircrafts: a Typhoon and a Falcon. At dawn, the two aircrafts come to life, accompanied by the grandiose sound of a church organ. Beanbags in the form of life-size aircraft parts (Soft Parts: Wing, Flap, Fin, 2022) invite visitors to linger, while a fighter jet slowly fills with air and collapses again.

 

Key Visual of the exhibition: „Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press: Pranayama Typhoon Soft Parts Wing Flap Fin”, HMKV at the Dortmunder U, 17 September 2022 – 29 Januar 2023. Image: Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, „Pranayama Organ”, Productionshot, 2021. Foto: Voytek Ketz. Courtesy Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press und Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin. Design: e o t Berlin.

 

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